From WRIL - The Big One -
On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Middlesboro Police officers received a call from Middlesboro ARH in reference to a male in the emergency room that had sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm.
Responding were Officers Cody Marcum and Jacob Quillen who took a statement from the victim and a witness to the shooting. They were given a description of the shooter and the vehicle he was driving at the time of the incident.
A short time later, officers located a vehicle matching the description given by the victim at a residence in the vicinity of 27th Street and Winchester Avenue. Officers also observed a male inside the residence matching the victims' description.
Other officers, including Lt. Jordon Hurd, Sgt. Nicholas Capps, and Officer Marti Messer, arrived at the address and the male, later identified as 19-year-old Bradley King of Middlesboro, was ordered out of the home, detained, and questioned.
During the course of the investigation, officers located a firearm inside the residence, a shell casing at the scene of the shooting, and video evidence also from the scene.
Bradley King was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center, charged with Assault - 1st degree and Wanton Endangerment. He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
Officers Marcum and Quillen are in charge of this investigation.